I was reading a paper on brain refrigeration when Harry mentioned this experiment to me:

What was surprising was the dog was ischemic for 10 minutes! I would’ve thought brain swelling would’ve kicked in and prevented recirculation. This is fascinating.


We went to a delightful Python conference this past weekend in the small town of Petaluma.

North Bay Python

The entire conference took place inside a cute little theater.

There were tons of great talks, from the keynotes by Brandon Rhodes and Carina C Zona to our friend George.

I loved the atmosphere of the conference. It was very charming.

As always, here are some great conference quotes:

“Monkey patching is software bankruptcy.” ~Brandon Rhodes

“You want to ride the line between funny and what the hell did [the bot] just say.” ~Benno Rice



Super late post, but a couple months ago, Harry, Andy, Brian, and I went to Oregon to see the total solar eclipse.

We camped out by the side of a road and scaled a small mountain early next morning for best viewing. Totality was amazing! The mountain became dark, cool, and quiet.

Afterwards we hiked one of the most grueling hikes I’ve done to the valley of the mountain where there was a lake. Everyone else went to frolic while I rested on a log.

It was a lot of fun!


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We went to Monterey over the weekend and saw sunfish at the aquarium.

They’re super flat with fins in awkward places. Weird!

If you get a chance, go see one of these. Evolution definitely went down some crazy path with these fellas.